Phyllidiopis shireenae from east Africa

November 16, 2002
From: Paul Young

Dear Bill,
Here is one of the nudibranchs that Charlotte and I found at Pemba Island, off the coast of Tanzania, western Indian Ocean, in November/December 2001. The species from the west coast of Pemba are from dives we did with the Fundu Lagoon Resort to small nearby islands.

Both animals were photographed on 27 November, 2001, on the west side of Pemba, but it was also seen on the east side
Best wishes,
Paul Young

Young, P., 2002 (Nov 16) Phyllidiopis shireenae from east Africa. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

Dear Paul,
This is Phyllidiopsis shireenae. It joins Bernard Picton's message as one of the few records of this species from the western Indian Ocean
Best wishes,
Bill Rudman

Rudman, W.B., 2002 (Nov 16). Comment on Phyllidiopis shireenae from east Africa by Paul Young. [Message in] Sea Slug Forum. Australian Museum, Sydney. Available from

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